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Tesla issues Roadster upgrades, extends range for S.F. to L.A. run
Tesla issues Roadster upgrades, extends range for S.F. to L.A. run

Tesla Motors has made a habit out of making continued improvements to its vehicles after they leave the showroom, sometimes with software "updates" that look like recalls, and sometimes with actual improvements. The company announced one of the latter on Friday, giving Tesla Roadster owners a "Roadster 3.0" holiday gift. Tesla said in a statement that battery technology is so improved that the company will do a nonstop run from San Francisco to Los Angeles shortly after Jan. 1 -- demonstrating a claimed best-in-class range of more than 400 miles. That's a substantial improvement over the current Roadster's claimed 245-mile range. The extended mileage...

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